Paris Saint Germain (PSG) were without star player Neymar once again this weekend but they had no issues as they dispatched lowly Dijon in their clash in the French Ligue 1. PSG were toothless the last time out in the league without Neymar as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at home to in-form AS Monaco. Sofiane Diop and Guillerme Maripan were the goalscorers for the principality club. AS Monaco were able to do the double over PSG in the league this season after they had come from 2-0 down to win the home leg 3-2 in the first half of the season. PSG were able to bounce back from that poor AS Monaco defeat with the comprehensive win over Dijon. PSG won 4-0 against their hosts to close the gap on leaders Lille, who dropped points at home to Racing Strasbourg at the weekend via a 1-1 draw. PSG are now just two points behind Lille having trailed four points ahead of this weekend. As a matter of fact, PSG trailed Lille and Lyon before the weekend but they have leapfrogged Lyon after the latest set of games. 10-man Lyon held on f0r a point at Marseille via a 1-1 draw. Lyon now trail PSG by one point. Without Neymar at the moment, PSG have only Lille to overhaul ahead of the final 11 games of the season in the French top flight.

In the absence of Neymar, Frenchman KylianMbappe stepped up against Dijon with two goals either side of the half-time break. Italian international Moise Kean was responsible for the opening goal of the game for PSG, while Portuguese international Danilo Pereira wrapped up the victory for the French champions. The next game for PSG in the league is a tricky trip to face Bordeaux on Wednesday before the trip to Brest in French Cup at the weekend. Neymar won’t play the two games as well as the Champions League last 16 second leg clash at home to Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona next week.